CTU discontent over postponement of meeting with PM
The Ceylon Teachers’ Union (CTU) has expressed their discontent over the postponement of its meeting with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa indefinitely.
According to CTU General Secretary Joseph Stalin, the authorities cancelled today’s meeting with short notice.
“We have opposed the Government’s plan to provide teachers with a Rs 5,000 allowance until their proposals are incorporated in the 2022 Budget, as well as to include recommendations submitted to the National Salaries Commission (NSC) in the Budget in 2018.”
“Instalments will not be accepted unless the entire intended sum is included,” Stalin added.
He said the ongoing teacher-principal strike will continue, and that the Government’s action is unacceptable.”
“The Government’s efforts will only result in a raise of Rs 5,000 to Rs 11,000. We have been opposing this proposition for months. In any case, we disagree with the concept of instalments,” Stalin elaborated.
(By Nabiya Vaffoor)